Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.
countthe dust of Jacob?
Num. xxiii. 10.
In a journey of forty miles, Avaux
countedonly three miserable cabins.
To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
Abracham believed God, and it was
countedunto him for righteousness.
Rom. iv. 3.
To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.
As in a soul remembering my good friends.
countmyself in nothing else so happy
As in a soul remembering my good friends.
Syn. – To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See
To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength or influence of some party or interest;
as, every vote.
This excellent man . . .
countedamong the best and wisest of English statesmen.
J. A. Symonds.
To reckon; to rely; to depend; – with on or upon.
He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended that the government
countedon his voice.
I think it a great error to
countupon the genius of a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
To take account or note; – withof.
[Obs.]“No man counts of her beauty.”
To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count.
compte, with different meanings, fr. L.
computusa computation, fr.
The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.
Of blessed saints for to increase the
count, I shall be much in years.
An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
[Obs.]“All his care and count.”
A formal statement of the plaintiff’s case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution.
☞ In the old law books, count was used synonymously with declaration. When the plaintiff has but a single cause of action, and makes but one statement of it, that statement is called indifferently count or declaration, most generally, however, the latter. But where the suit embraces several causes, or the plaintiff makes several different statements of the same cause of action, each statement is called a count, and all of them combined, a declaration.
conte, fr. L.
comitis, associate, companion, one of the imperial court or train, properly, one who goes with another;
ireto go, akin to Skr.
A nobleman on the continent of Europe, equal in rank to an English earl.
☞ Though the tittle Count has never been introduced into Britain, the wives of Earls have, from the earliest period of its history, been designated as Countesses.
Brande & C.
Formerly, the proprietor of a county who possessed royal prerogatives within his county, as did the Earl of Chester, the Bishop of Durham, and the Duke of Lancaster.
County palatine, under
Originally, a high judicial officer of the German emperors; afterward, the holder of a fief, to whom was granted the right to exercise certain imperial powers within his own domains.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To number; to tell or name one by one, or by small numbers, for ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; as, to count the years, days and hours of a mans life; to count the stars.
Who can count the dust of Jacob? Numbers 23.
2.To reckon; to preserve a reckoning; to compute.
Some tribes of rude nations count their years by the coming of certain birds among them at certain seasons, and leaving them at others.
3.To reckon; to place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
Abraham believed in God, and he counted it to him for righteousness. Genesis 15.
4.To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.
I count them my enemies. Psalm 139.
Neither count I my life dear to myself. Acts 20.
I count all things loss. Philippians 3.
5.To impute; to charge.
1.Reckoning; the act of numbering; as, this is the number according to my count.
3.In law, a particular charge in an indictment, or narration in pleading, setting forth the cause of complaint. There may be different counts in the same declaration.